Fort Lauderdale ferry port in United States is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Freeport & Bimini available. With a selection of up to 3 Sailings Weekly, the port of Fort Lauderdale connects United States with Grand Bahama & Bimini Islands.
Sailing durations range from 3 hours on the Bimini service to 4 hours on the Freeport service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Fort Lauderdale fare search.
There is only one ferry that runs to Fort Lauderdale at the moment, the Balearia Caribbean ferry from Freeport in the Bahamas. Running up to 5 times a week, with more ferries expected to run in the summer months, this is a quick and easy trip to make between the Bahamas and Florida, although passengers are warned that these ferries do not take cars, pets, or children under the age of 6 months.
Due to many different factors, such as times of year you are sailing, and what you are travelling with, there is no one exact price for how much your ferry will cost. We therefore recommend checking out our helpful fare finder tool to find the best price for your chosen route, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.
As there are only two ferries that run the one route to Fort Lauderdale from Freeport, the sail times can be expected to be very much the same. Indeed, this is a very fast ferry service, as the ferries take about 2 and a half hours on this route, with the ferries reaching a top speed of about 32 knots. However, there may be variations in sail times due to weather conditions, so be sure to check before you travel to find out what your estimated sail time will be.
As Fort Lauderdale is such a small terminal, and hosts only one ferry company, there is not much here at the terminal. There are the basics of Wi-Fi and toilets, and there is a car park opposite the terminal, although this does cost extra to park at. There are vending machines inside the terminal, and there is main road just beside it, which also has a local bus stop where you can easily access the main town centre.
Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades 201 Eller Drive, Terminal 21. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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